2018 MLS Power Rankings

MLS releases first edition of 2018 Power Rankings

With opening weekend on the immediate horizon, the MLSsoccer.com staff rolled out its first edition of 2018 Power Rankings today.

Sporting Kansas City sits ninth in the newest poll, ranking fourth among Western Conference clubs behind Seattle Sounders FC (fourth), Portland Timbers (fifth) and Real Salt Lake. New York City FC — Sporting KC's opponent in Sunday's curtain raiser at Children's Mercy Park — is second behind reigning treble winner Toronto FC.

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2018 MLS Power Rankings (as of Feb. 27, 2018)

  1. Toronto FC
  2. New York City FC
  3. Atlanta United FC
  4. Seattle Sounders FC
  5. Portland Timbers
  6. Real Salt Lake
  7. New York Red Bulls
  8. Orlando City SC
  9. Sporting Kansas City
  10. Columbus Crew SC
  11. Chicago Fire
  12. LA Galaxy
  13. FC Dallas
  14. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  15. Houston Dynamo
  16. San Jose Earthquakes
  17. Los Angeles Football Club
  18. D.C. United
  19. Montreal Impact
  20. Philadelphia Union
  21. New England Revolution
  22. Colorado Rapids
  23. Minnesota United FC

Sunday's home opener will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT and tickets are available via SeatGeek.com or by calling 888-4KC-GOAL.